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Reflections: Bombing attacked Poes’ marriage
Apr14

Reflections: Bombing attacked Poes’ marriage

Oklahoma City Police chaplains Jack and Phyllis Poe weren’t inside the Alfred P. Murrah federal Building when a truck bomb exploded outside at 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, but the after-effects of that explosion nearly tore their marriage apart. “One of the things we really didn’t understand is, as caregivers, we want to make a difference, but we didn’t realize that you can give yourselves away. And, Phyllis and I gave ourselves...

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Springing into action!
Apr07

Springing into action!

Early spring storms’ response includes new DR volunteers, units Recently-trained volunteers and two new recovery and repair trailers were among Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief responders when early spring storms spawning tornadoes slashed across the state’s central and northeastern sections March 25. Clean-up and feeding efforts by BGCO disaster relief volunteers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro...

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War Room sneak peek at women’s, men’s retreats
Mar03

War Room sneak peek at women’s, men’s retreats

New Kendrick brothers film to be ‘sneak peeked’ at women’s, men’s retreats DAVIS—The Arbuckle Mountains will become a battleground—a figurative spiritual battleground at least—in April when “War Room,” the new motion picture from the creators of “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof,” and “Courageous,” is screened at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s women’s and men’s retreats at Falls Creek Baptist...

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Unity of Purpose
Feb17

Unity of Purpose

Pastors’ vision transforms into joint community church service BARTLESVILLE—Last October, Greater First Baptist Church (GFBC) affiliated with Washington-Osage Association during the Association’s annual meeting, which they hosted. That significant step paved the way for Pastor Victor Paul Sr. to meet with Bartlesville, Southern (BSBC) Pastor Paul Rummage to discuss the idea of a joint worship service. With the enthusiastic...

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Lowrey: Kidnapping 40 years ago ‘a blessing’
Feb10

Lowrey: Kidnapping 40 years ago ‘a blessing’

The outside temperature in Oklahoma City on Feb. 12, 1975 was in the low 20s. Don Lowrey, 24-year-old electrical apprentice, was sitting in his car waiting to go to work just before 8 a.m. when a man tapped on his window, asking for help with a flat tire. A short time later, he had been kidnapped by three men, driven to a wooded lot, and a man with a double-barreled shotgun put it to the back of his head and pulled the trigger. By the...

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